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Townsend Chartered Surveyors - Exeter - Qualified and Graduate Rural Surveyor Vacancies

Job Added: 30 August 2019

To apply:

Main Contact:
Kathy Dean


Townsend Chartered Surveyors


Job description:

  • Exciting opportunity for a recent graduate from an RICS accredited rural degree or similar, or a recently qualified or experienced rural surveyor to join us and become an integral part of our team.    
  • As part of a small firm, candidates can expect a wide range of rural professional and rural agency work to be available to suit the successful applicant, their skills and areas of interest.  Reporting to the senior partner, the appointee will be expected to be able to take on a broad range of rural professional work from the outset. 
  • Be part of our highly successful national entitlement agency department.
  • The successful candidate will be encouraged to generate new instructions and expand the business.
  • Trainees will gain a wide range of experience throughout the rural sector and we will work with you to achieve the required level in all your APC competencies, building on your previous knowledge and interests within the rural sector.
  • CAAV training is offered if you are not already a fellow.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience, although this should not discourage trainee candidates with lesser experience from applying:

  • have completed an RICS accredited rural degree and have an interest in joining a small traditional land agency firm.
  • have rural estate management and rural planning experience;
  • have experience of preparing and submitting BPS, CSS and other agricultural grant applications;
  • be able to take on a wide range of rural professional work;
  • have the confidence and charisma to build on and expand our estate and land agency instructions;
  • be an excellent communicator, with ambition, dedication, a keen eye for detail and the ability to provide intelligent, knowledgeable and creative solutions;
  • be able to work as part of a close knit team;
  • be happy working closely with existing team initially and being given immediate direct client responsibility;
  • be able to expand and improve their current qualifications and knowledge, adding to the strength of advice and services we already provide.

Our trainees have a proven track record of successfully achieving their chartered status as rural surveyors (RICS) and agricultural valuers (CAAV), whilst enjoying exciting challenges in their day to day employment (please see “Join Us” on our website,, for testimonials).

The salary offered will be appropriate to the level of experience and qualification of the successful candidate, with an annual programmed salary review.

Significant opportunities for career development are available for the right candidate.

The position is available from Autumn 2019 or at a later date, depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.  If you are interested in this opportunity please email your CV and a covering letter to Kathy Dean at the first instance, or do feel free to ring Hugh Townsend on 01392 823935.

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